Isolation suggestions


#1

With more equipment stuffed into my rack, I can no longer fit my Oreas. (sniff)
Now I’m asking for recommendations on isolation devices that are less than 0.75" high.
On two shelves, I have PS components stacked, so max weight required is 40 lbs.
PS—I always find my best test for effectiveness of a tweak is to go backwards and listen and the absence of the Oreas made a substantial difference. I’d love to find something equally effective.
Thanks
Ron


#2

Ron, one suggestion I have is the ebony hemispheres that Herbie’s Audio Lab sells. They are low enough for you and they have an interesting effect as isolation components.

http://herbiesaudiolab.net/special.htm#dome

gdome

Great for giving center channel or bookshelf speakers a lift at the front or back for some tilt. Tilt angle can be adjusted/increased by moving the domes incrementally toward the opposite side. Can also be used as component feet. 1" (25.4mm) diameter by 1/2" tall.
$2.89 ea.


#3

Thanks Lonson! I knew you’d know.


#4

The also work very nicely with the “Iso-Cup” base from Herbie’s and together they are just about 3/4" . . . . A possible combo that may work very well. (I like the “domes” in the Iso-Cup a lot).


#5

http://herbiesaudiolab.net/compfeet.htm

Tenderfeet are .65” tall…

They are available in a taller variant, and a denser variant is available for heavy components. Use these for my Oppo UDP, Anthem MRX AVR, and a PS Audio P5 Power Plant. Alto Extremo footers on the rest.


#6

Have you considered a second rack? Audio Advisor sells a good solid 4 shelf rack for $100.
Depending on the component I have used rubber stoppers sold at hardware stores. They come in many sizes and heights.
Although the Herbie’s products are a good value too.


#7

Yes but there are forces much more powerful than me at play. And she’d prefer it this way…